31 named to IIAC Spring All-Academic Team

31 named to IIAC Spring All-Academic Team

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - Thirty-one Simpson student-athletes competing in spring sports earned a spot on the 2015-16 Iowa Conference All-Academic Team.

To be eligible for IIAC All-Academic Team honors a student-athlete must compete at the varsity level, be at least a sophomore in academic standing and sustain a 3.5 or better cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale).

The women's track team led the way with 12 selections, followed by the men's track team with seven. Softball had six, men's tennis had three, baseball had two, and men's golf had one.


2016 IIAC Spring All-Academic Honorees
Name Sport Yr. Hometown/High School Major
Brock Borgeson BB Sr. Naperville, Ill./Naperville North Multimedia Journalism
J Lowery BB So. Bettendorf, Iowa/Bettendorf Athetlic Training
Shaan Desai MG Sr. Primghar, Iowa/South O'Brien Biology
Alex Curley SB Sr. Stanwood, Iowa/North Cedar Mathematics
Tori Haag SB Sr. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee Global Management
Grace Hall SB Sr. Huxley, Iowa/Ballard Sports Administration
Maggie Long SB So. Des Moines, Iowa/East Mathematics, Neuroscience & Biochemistry
Kaitlin McAllister SB Jr. Cresco, Iowa/Crestwood Forensic Science, Biochemistry & Mathematics
Abbie VanVleet SB Sr. Indianola, Iowa/Indianola Management
Geoff Converse MT Jr. Storm Lake, Iowa/Storm Lake Mathematics & Computer Science
Gabe Dubberke MT Jr. Nevada, Iowa/Nevada Biochemistry
Zach Kusick MT Sr. Westminster, Colo./Broomfield Accounting
Clay Harris MTF Jr. Carson, Iowa/Riverside Criminal Justice & International Relations
Salem Hildebrandt MTF So. Norwalk, Iowa/Norwalk Actuarial Science
Kyle Hovey MTF So. Adel, Iowa/Adel-Desoto-Minburn History & Computer Science
Andrew Mayes MTF Sr. Ames, Iowa/Gilbert History
Zach Nissen MTF Jr. Camanche, Iowa/Camanche Public Relations
Travis Tupper MTF So. Silver City, Iowa/East Mills Exercise Science
Nick Yaeger MTF Sr. Boone, Iowa/Boone Mathematics
Lauren Beckman WTF So. Odebolt, Iowa/Odebolt-Arthur & Battle Creek-Ida Grove Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Erin Boggess WTF Jr. Urbandale, Iowa/Dowling Catholic Mathematics & Biology
Mandy Brown WTF So. West Des Moines, Iowa/Valley English
Elizabeth Burgus WTF So. Elkhart, Iowa/North Polk Sociology & Criminal Justice
Jackie Cullinan WTF So. Altoona, Iowa/Southeast Polk Forensic Science & Biochemistry
Rebecca Diemer WTF Jr. Waukee, Iowa/Waukee Elementary Education & Liberal Arts
Breanna Gaster WTF Sr. Walford, Iowa/Prairie Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Rebecca Jensen WTF Jr. Colfax, Iowa/Colfax-Mingo Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Jessica Lamb WTF Jr. Fairfield, Iowa/Fairfield Elementary Education & Liberal Arts
Audrey LoVan WTF So. Sioux City, Iowa/North Mathematics & Computer Science
Briana McCloskey WTF Jr. Tucson, Ariz./Salpointe Exercise Science & Athletic Training
Sadie Timms WTF So. Ames, Iowa/Gilbert Exercise Science & Music


Sport Abbreviation Key: BB (baseball), MG (men's golf), SB (softball), MT (men's tennis), MTF (men's track and field), WTF (women's track and field)